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Volcanoes breeze past Hops in July 4 win

Volcanoes breeze past Hops in July 4 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes bounced back July 4 from a rough road trip to beat Hillsboro 5-1 in the first game of three that followed ceremonies to honor veterans. Starting pitcher Jose Reyes showed that he could do his job well enough for his first win of the season to be […]

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Stephanie Salzer’s plans as new head coach of the McNary High School cheerleading program include nothing less than redefining what Celtic Spirit means. “We’re rebuilding from the ground up,” said Salzer. “We’re reinstituting our summer camp, getting new uniforms and really trying to fix school spirit at McNary.” […]

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The grin McNary High School grad Perry Groves gets when you ask him what he’s most excited about in regard to his future as a Portland State University linebacker is infectious. “I’m really excited for everything,” Groves, who plans to study mechanical engineering, said. “I wanted to find […]

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 13-inning home game with Everett ended with the Volcanoes on the losing side Tuesday, 6-5. Salem-Keizer performed well in some ways, including a rebound from starting pitcher Jose Reyes, allowing no AquaSox player to reach base in five innings following a three-run top of the first for Everett. […]

Volcanoes in third after see-saw week

Volcanoes in third after see-saw week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes June 18: Volcanoes 8, Hillsboro 6 Salem-Keizer overcame a 5-2 Hillsboro lead to spoil the Hops’ home opener and even its record at 3-3. Trailing by three runs after four innings, the Volcanoes scored three runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. After […]

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s surprising to hear Zach Ramirez talk about his success at Portland State University as “unexpected.” Ramirez, who went by Zach Brown when he was a Celtic at McNary High School, started racking up school records as a sophomore and continued growth led to his being named as […]

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 16-3 victory over a college all-star team June 12 helped prepare the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes for the 2014 season. The game, which featured home runs by Shilo McCall and newcomer Fernando Pujadas, showed the fans in Volcanoes Stadium several new as well as returning players as Salem-Keizer manager Gary […]

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes An 11-2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians, last year’s Northwest League champion, opened the 2014 season for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 13 at home before a crowd of 3,552. Drew Leenhouts, an all-star pitcher last year, had a rough start, giving up two runs in the first inning and […]

Hittner signs with Lutes

Hittner signs with Lutes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Garrett Hittner made the same impression on Jud Keim that he makes on many people. “We thought highly of him from day one,” said Keim, assistant head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University football team. “He’s a great character kid: humble, heart for others, a good sense of […]

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School football program, remembers the very first moment he saw Hayden Gosling throw a football. “I remember seeing him throw the ball in the gym with some buddies, and I texted Coach (Josh) Vanlue right away and said, ‘I think […]

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